Suns Style

Editorial StaffNovember 3, 2022
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Tracking the evolution of sports fashion and technology is an amusing endeavor. From super-short shorts and high-top Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars to swishy, knee-skimming shorts and performance insoles tucked into aerodynamic Nikes, it’s been a wild ride in Phoenix Suns duds over the years. Throughout the team’s 55-year existence, though, one thing has remained consistent: that familiar purple and orange palette, so evocative of Arizona’s painterly sunsets. Watching any Sun stride the court in these fiery fashions, from Dick Van Arsdale to Chris Paul, is poetry in motion.

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1968
First home uniform: sunbursts on shorts
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1972 
Logo gets a wild west font update
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1978
Groovy candy striper warmups
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1992 
25th season brings new arena and fire-streaking logo
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2003 
orange uniforms debut as alternates
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2013
white home uniforms introduced
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2022-2023
New “city edition” jerseys move the pixelated sunset gradient of previous designs to the numbers, necklines and arm lines 
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